David Hackworth Deserves a Medal of Honor!

Our mission is to honor one of our country's greatest heroes by having him awarded the Medal of Honor (posthumously) and to keep his spirit alive by supporting our nations armed forces, making sure they have the best equipment available.

We the undersigned's goal of this petition is to honor not only our hero, but the hero of thousands of men & women in our countries armed forces.  Hackworth was not only a fierce warrior, but a fierce advocate for peace and to make sure our military had the best equipment possible for their safety and for the success of their mission. 

It is men like David Hackworth that makes this country so great.  We must support and honor this great hero!  Please join us by signing the petition for Hackworth's Medal of Honor, which will go to members of our Senate, Congress & The Pentagon, all of whom have waited much too long to do the right thing.

Medal of Honor worthy action:
John Falcon, one of Hackworth's helicopter pilots in Vietnam, witnessed one of his many legendary exploits, on March 25, 1969, when a squad of U.S. soldiers were pinned down in a firefight with a much larger force.

Hackworth called in airstrikes, artillery, naval gunfire, smoke screens, but nothing worked, Falcon remembers.

"During the battle I would occasionally look back and see a collage of emotions on Hackworth's face -- anger, frustration, grief, determination." Finally, he suggested "the most daring rescue conceivable."

Hackworth ordered his helicopter to land directly where the wounded were lying and if front of an enemy machinegun bunker. With bullets flying, the colonel leaped off the aircraft and ran through a wall of fire multiple times to reach his men, dragging each aboard the helicopter. As the aircraft left the scene, overloaded, he stood on the skids, clinging to a bulkhead.

David Hackworth's Biography
Was one of the highest decorated soldiers in U.S. history, a best selling author, an incredible business man, and a contributor and weekly guest on Fox News, MSNBC and CNN.  He was Newsweek's contributing editor for defense, was featured and published in magazines including  People, Parade, Men's Journal, & Playboy.  He also had a weekly column that appeared in newspapers across the country.

He served at the end of World War II, Korea and five years in Vietnam and among the many medals he received, were eight purple hearts.

In 1971 as the Army's youngest Colonel, Hackworth spoke out on national television saying that the war was not being fought correctly and the troops were not receiving proper training.  Because of his honesty, Hackworth was forced to resign.

He was a fierce warrior, but also a fierce advocate for peace and making sure our military had the proper equipment for their safety and success of their mission.  Hackworth was A-Political, he just wanted what he believed was best for the troops and for America.

He made many enemies at the Pentagon and whether or not that is the reason why he has not yet recieved the Medal of Honor is of little meaning.  What is important is that he now recieves the Medal of Honor for his courage and sacrifice.  We must remember the heroes that helped make this country so great and making sure our troops have the right equipment.

We must support and honor this great hero!  Please join us by signing the petition for Hackworth's Medal of Honor, which will go to members of our Senate, Congress & The Pentagon, all of whom have waited much too long to do the right thing.
Our mission is to honor one of our country's greatest heroes by having him awarded the Medal of Honor (posthumously) and to keep his spirit alive by supporting our nations armed forces, making sure they have the best equipment available.

We the undersigned's goal of this petition is to honor not only our hero, but the hero of thousands of men & women in our countries armed forces.  Hackworth was not only a fierce warrior, but a fierce advocate for peace and to make sure our military had the best equipment possible for their safety and for the success of their mission. 

It is men like David Hackworth that makes this country so great.  We must support and honor this great hero!  Please join us by signing the petition for Hackworth's Medal of Honor, which will go to members of our Senate, Congress & The Pentagon, all of whom have waited much too long to do the right thing.

Medal of Honor worthy action:
John Falcon, one of Hackworth's helicopter pilots in Vietnam, witnessed one of his many legendary exploits, on March 25, 1969, when a squad of U.S. soldiers were pinned down in a firefight with a much larger force.

Hackworth called in airstrikes, artillery, naval gunfire, smoke screens, but nothing worked, Falcon remembers.

"During the battle I would occasionally look back and see a collage of emotions on Hackworth's face -- anger, frustration, grief, determination." Finally, he suggested "the most daring rescue conceivable."

Hackworth ordered his helicopter to land directly where the wounded were lying and if front of an enemy machinegun bunker. With bullets flying, the colonel leaped off the aircraft and ran through a wall of fire multiple times to reach his men, dragging each aboard the helicopter. As the aircraft left the scene, overloaded, he stood on the skids, clinging to a bulkhead.

David Hackworth's Biography
Was one of the highest decorated soldiers in U.S. history, a best selling author, an incredible business man, and a contributor and weekly guest on Fox News, MSNBC and CNN.  He was Newsweek's contributing editor for defense, was featured and published in magazines including  People, Parade, Men's Journal, & Playboy.  He also had a weekly column that appeared in newspapers across the country.

He served at the end of World War II, Korea and five years in Vietnam and among the many medals he received, were eight purple hearts.

In 1971 as the Army's youngest Colonel, Hackworth spoke out on national television saying that the war was not being fought correctly and the troops were not receiving proper training.  Because of his honesty, Hackworth was forced to resign.

He was a fierce warrior, but also a fierce advocate for peace and making sure our military had the proper equipment for their safety and success of their mission.  Hackworth was A-Political, he just wanted what he believed was best for the troops and for America.

He made many enemies at the Pentagon and whether or not that is the reason why he has not yet recieved the Medal of Honor is of little meaning.  What is important is that he now recieves the Medal of Honor for his courage and sacrifice.  We must remember the heroes that helped make this country so great and making sure our troops have the right equipment.

We must support and honor this great hero!  Please join us by signing the petition for Hackworth's Medal of Honor, which will go to members of our Senate, Congress & The Pentagon, all of whom have waited much too long to do the right thing.
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